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Become Peer Mentor

The NTCSE bridge program provides students with early access to college life and intellectual engagement during the summer before they begin their journey as Newcomb-Tulane College undergraduates during the fall semester. Up to 15 students participate in the program each summer. Participants take introductory college courses for credit, attend weekly workshop series, and engage with the history and culture of New Orleans area in an immersive academic experience. The Center for Academic Equity offers then Newcomb-Tulane College Summer Experience at no cost to participating students.

 

In keeping with Tulane’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, some program elements will move online, and others will occur in a new time frame. The 2020 program will have three components.

  • Academic coursework will take place online during Tulane's Late Summer Session June 29-July 31, 2020.
  • A pre-orientation program will take place four days before the start of New Student Orientation. Students will arrive on campus before 4 PM on August 16th, 2020. 
  • During the fall semester, NTCSE students will continue to meet during week 4, week 8, and at the end of the semester.

 

 

The peer mentor is a student staff member who provides leadership in the Newcomb-Tulane College Summer Experience. Mentors assist in achieving the goals of the program to build an intellectually engaging and socially conscious academic community. Thee peer mentor will help these students in making the transition to college life. The peer mentor will support student engagement during remote learning over the summer, manage social media, assist with programming efforts, and participate in co-curricular events and activities during the summer and in the fall semester. The peer mentors’ goal is to develop a community conducive to student success by fostering academic engagement, creating connectedness among the student population, and engaging students in discussions about diversity and inclusion, encouraging positive behaviors, and addressing behaviors that are detrimental to the individual and/or community.

 

Peer Mentor participation dates for 2020 are June 1st to July 31 and August 16-December 15th.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Juniors and seniors are preferred, but other qualified applicants will be considered
  • Strong interpersonal skills and social media management expertise
  • Knowledge of the Center for Academic Equity
  • Self-motivation

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participation in program recruitment
  • Support the academic portion of the program June 29-July 31, 2020 that will happen remotely
    • Social media management 
    • Communicate with students weekly regarding NTCSE Programing
    • Co-create and deploy program assessments
    • Familiarize students with campus resources; advise and refer as the need arises.
    • Attend synchronized programming where applicable
    • Participate in the production of asynchronous co-curricular content
    • Support compliance with NTCSE guideline and the student code of conduct
    • Engage students individually
    • Attend NTCSE staff meetings
  • Support the pre-orientation program including currently scheduled for August 16-19, 2020.
    • planning session and leading discussions
  • Support fall programing
    • Events held during week 4, week 8, and the end of the semester celebration

 

 

Compensation

The peer mentor will receive a stipend of $3000. They receive $1,500 during the summer portion of the program (June 1-July 31) and $1,500 during the fall semester August 15-December 15). Peer mentors may receive early move-in and must be available for on-campus programming four days before the start of New Student Orientation in the fall.

 

Application Process

Students must submit the WaveSync Application by May 1st and identify individuals to serve as references. Following application review, interviews will be on May 4-6. Interviews will last ½ hour.

 

 

Questions about the peer mentor position or the application process should be directed to:

Dr. Paula N. Booke

Hebert Hall 106A

pbooke@tulane.edu